Schönbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Palace
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Cultural World Heritage Site of Schönbrunn Palace is Austria's most frequently visited tourist attraction. In the palace the residential and state rooms with their original furnishings and decorations convey an authentic impression of the imperial lifestyle. The park and gardens surrounding the palace make Schönbrunn in a unique synthesis of Baroque art as well as providing a convenient and highly popular recreational area for Vienna's population.
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Neighborhood: Schönbrunn
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  • Schönbrunn • 7 min walk
  • Hietzing • 9 min walk
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  • Gary W
    Richmond, Australia885 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge Palace
    Schonbrunn Palace is a vast building surrounded by gardens with varying uses. The entry fee for a tour of the state rooms was 20 euro which entitles you to an audio device or a booklet (but not both). The tour is limited to several rooms which give a feel for the palace as a whole. Unless you are really into its history a long guided tour could be exhausting. Interior photography is not permitted. The palace grounds are free to visit in most places and the Gloriette Hill provides a magnificent view of the palace and Vienna. It also has a nice little restaurant which is worth dropping in. The palace is next to the train station. It was surprising how packed the palace was for a weekday. It could be a nightmare at busy times.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 12, 2023
  • KarenFL
    192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our number one site to visit in Vienna. We spent 6 hours there and found it to be very worthwhile and enjoyable for the whole fa
    3 generations visited this magnificent palace. In addition to myself my daughter and her husband were their 11 and 8 year old sons. My complaint was the difficulty finding some of the things. The maps did not show where the maze was and the children wanted to see that first. We finally resorted to Google directions. You go in the back of the palace and walk towards the giant fountain. Partway there on your right between 2 statues is a recess with a sign that says maze labyrinth. The family enjoyed it although some areas had big puddles from the rain. There is also a children's playground that they both enjoyed and rest rooms. The palace was magnificent. Please be advised no backpacks or umbrellas are allowed on the tour, but there is a place to check them. We bought complete tickets but the strudel making closes admission 30 minutes before the final presentation which we missed by a few minutes. This zoo has pandas. The best place to eat at the palace is an 18th century building in the center of the zoo that was a breakfast site for the royal family. You can get real meals there and the food was very good. The prices are better than the other restaurants and you can sit inside. It says they have wifi, but we were unable to get wifi the day we visited. We were disappointed the books they had in the gift shop did not have the pictures we wanted to purchase and another tourist made the same comment in disappointment. We purchased 2 books of photos when we visited the palacevin Madrid that we have shared with a lot of people and expected the same kind of publication. The full tour was well worth the money and we recommend visitors buy tickets that cover everything
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 13, 2023
  • rgbrinck
    Redington Shores, Florida13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, here’s a few tips
    This place is amazing but here are a few tips. Even with Vienna pass you need to go to the ticket booth prior to entry to exchange for a paper ticket by time. Go early because you may have a long wait prior to entry. We went on a rainy day with light crowds and had to wait 1 hour and 45 minutes. There are many other attractions to see on the grounds while you wait. The strudel show was fun, go to the cafe in between the ticket booth and main entrance to the exhibit. You can not take pictures inside. The audio tour was great.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 13, 2023
  • Hayley M
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10
    Got the grand tour as part of the Vienna flexi pass. When we went to get tickets (prepaid with the pass) they said we couldn't enter for two hours because it was busy that day. Minor inconvenience we returned at our designated time and it was worth the wait. We were given audio guides in English which was helpful. Top tip: the gardens are free to enter and walk around and are very large so if you have to wait for your tour time I'd highly recommend walking through the gardens. We went when the weather was a bit cold and very rainy but it was still beautiful. Tip: no backpacks allowed and there was a long queue for the cloakroom so either don't bring a rucksack or get there early and expect to have to wait a while.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 18, 2023
  • JaniO
    393 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Audio guide included in the ticket price
    Took the Grand Tour of Schönbrunn Palace in early March 2023. An audio guide is included in the ticket price. Ornate interiors. No photographs allowed. After the tour, I strolled through Schönbrunn Palace Park. It was a cold, cloudy day with light rain. No garden or water features during the winter.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 18, 2023
  • NickA
    London, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wealth and decadence
    I've seen palaces like these in other European cities and it always amazes me how these royals lived and spent. With the Hapsburgs, I'm amazed at how long their reign lasted given their indulgence. We did the Classic Tour and I feel it was well worth the money. The gardens were amazing and the palace was really amazing -- the chandeliers along would be something to see.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 27, 2023
  • Andyic72
    Kilkenny, Ireland82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see if you visit Vienna
    This is a must visit attraction if you visit Vienna. It is a tram ride from the city centre but overall very easy to get to it. We would recommend that you book your tickets well in advance as it sells out quickly and having done the guided tour we would suggest definitely paying the extra as the history provided through the tour is amazing and really adds to the experience. The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and more than happy to converse and answer questions which was really great. The gardens are amazing and the zoo is right beside it so you can really make a full day out of this visit. Coffee/food is very expensive on the grounds as are bottles of water etc, so we’d recommend bringing this with you and you will do lots of walking so wear comfortable shoes. Overall an amazing experience and five stars from us as a must see!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 4, 2023
  • Owenthomas
    Berthoud, Colorado1,009 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The royal family's summer palace
    It rivals Versailles in opulence. Building started in the Middle Ages and it was extended many times. Maria Theresa had it beautifully restored and that is what we see today. It has over 1500 rooms, and 140 kitchens, as well as massive gardens. The grounds are open to all and there is a slight charge to visit about 40 rooms of the palace. Well worth a visit, but plan on a half a day.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 4, 2023
  • KhanVegas
    Las Vegas, Nevada230 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit
    My wife and I had a great time walking the endless grounds of this historic destination. The inside was awesome to view but does not allow photos to be taken. You can get a horse carriage ride if you book in advance in case they have a busy day.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 8, 2023
  • AngelaBoniface
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom75 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect day
    We loved our visit to Schonbrunn. Easy access via U4 subway from karlsplatz. No big queues to negotiate as we didn’t have rucksacks to check in. The grand tour was wonderful, staff were incredibly helpful. I have mobility issues and we were assisted to access lifts to the state apartments and again to the ground floor on completion. We took the panorama train to the Gloriette and enjoyed a delicious lunch there. All in all, a perfect day
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 9, 2023
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TWPF100
Ireland278 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
It's obviously the main tourist attraction in Vienna and deserves the top spot. We did the Grand Tour which has 40 rooms to be seen and that also had the free audio tour which gave a nice piece on each room. Though it can be hard to remember which empress is being talked about!.
The pricing is not too bad for an expensive city and it is true that if you have visited many other royal palaces in other cities you could give this a pass but that does not mean to take anything away from it.
If visiting in summer I would imagine that the grounds alone would make the visit worth it.

The tour itself is about an hour long but you can spend as long as you like walking the grounds and up to the Gloriette arch above the Palace.

If you are on a hop-on/hop-off bus tour do factor in the times you have allotted for each stop you wish to make because a few hours can pass by rather quickly and suddenly the day long tour you have paid for will only get you to a couple of attractions if you go into each one.

But regardless a visit and tour of the Schonbrunn Palace is highly recommended.
Written February 9, 2020
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mseile1
High Wycombe, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Book tickets before you go as it gets very busy we did the 40 room tour and it was both beautiful and informative the audio commentary very interesting. If you have a drink at the cafe they give you free tickets to the toilet which was a bonus as its 50cents to use the facilities.
The gardens are very large so give yourself time to explore them as well as the house.
Written January 5, 2020
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pbadeer
Chicago, IL153 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
This was by far my least favorite attraction in Vienna. The palace is amazing and the chance to see furniture in situ should be stunning, but the entire event is handled as if a cattle call.

Getting tickets in advance are a must. We knew this and planned days ahead for our timed entry ticket. From the moment you approach the ticket entrance of the palace, you will notice a change in your experience. From inconsiderate tourists who aim for the sides of the doors to avoid those queuing up to enter the building in an orderly fashion to the general scrum forming at the ticket scanning area (where they first check that you have tickets for when you are entering) to actual gate ticket scanning which should occupy many lanes but had no indication they were open. Once through there you face two lanes - one which queues you for the audio guide and one which avoids it. Unfortunately you are not told which is which. We tropically do not do audio guides, counting instead on signage within the exhibits to determine where we spend our time. THIS WAS A MISTAKE. Not all rooms had signage, and those that did were limited to only ONE sign which in some cases was placed in an area which made it impossible to read without blocking traffic. So maybe the audio guides would have been better. But the time anyone spent in each room was minimal. There was a stunning dining room display but the only reason I found it interesting was because the hofmobiliendepot museum covered it in more detail.

The unique aspect of this tour is that you see the layout of the rooms. This can definitely be of interest to some. But other museums offer just as much furniture, costume, decor with far more attention to EXPLAINING it and those museums should garner more of your time.

But it’s schonbrunn. Everyone should do it once. But don’t think this is it. Vienna has so much more to offer if you look for it.
Written January 3, 2020
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Aaron D
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
My wife and I dedicated a day just exploring the glorious Schonbrunn Palace and its beautiful gardens. I would suggest the audio guided tour to relive the history of this place. It was exciting to learn about Habsburgs summer residence and at same time admire its highly decorative interiors and paintings. The tour of the palace can be a bit pricey but it is worth a visit

But for me the highlight of this place was the walk through the gardens and the picture frame view of the palace from the Gloriette. Don't miss the various sculptures located around the Gloriette like the Neptune Fountian and the Roman Ruins. It does get busy during peak hours, so if you looking for great pictures, time yourself well and get there early. I would definitely add this to your bucket list if you plan on visiting Vienna
Written February 10, 2020
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Colette A
Oswego, NY283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The palace is beautifully preserved and worth a visit. However, if you get the package which includes the grand tour,dinner, & concert don’t go too early. The museum stops taking guests at 4 pm but dinner isn’t until 6:30 pm and the concert is at 8:30. We went to the museum at 1:30 and were done by 3:30 and left with nothing to do and it snowed. In better weather we could’ve hung in the gardens but not in winter!!
Written January 18, 2020
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drewedmin999
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK1,066 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Having been to the largely disappointing Hofburg the day before I didn’t know what to expect, but my admittedly modest expectations were exceeded.

The tour is well set out and whilst it is busy, it moves at a reasonable pace.

We arrived at 10.30 am, queued for 20 minutes, and got on a tour at 11.10am which gave us time to drop our bag at the free and efficient cloak room.

We also went in 5 minutes before our timed ticket and it was apparent they are quite relaxed about you being precisely on time.

The palace is full of interesting furniture, paintings etc... and you get a sense history has stood still.

The audio guide is informative but to the point which was very welcome- 1 to 3 minutes commentary per room.

We had Vienna passes which got us the grand tour but unless you are interested in seeing every room you wouldn’t miss much doing the shorter and cheaper tour.
Written February 22, 2020
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Martina
Zagreb, Croatia34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It is a lovely palace to see - if you are not going on a guided tour, audio guide is a must otherwise you'll miss all the facts about the palace and the way Habsburgs lived. We got there relatively early, 9:30 entrance and it was a good choice, since the crowds afterwards were a lot bigger. If you can, get there even earlier. Most of the rooms are rather small, and the path that you can use to walk trough them is not meant to take in a lot of people. Having too much people around you could ruin your experience. It would be good if they did a better time management of groups they let in. Maybe to let in one group every half an hour or so, because if you have two groups close to each other it is already very very crowded.
Written January 14, 2020
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nix90201
Christchurch, New Zealand16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Don't get me wrong this palace is stunning and well worth a visit. Especially to wander round the gardens and up to the Galleria for free, excellent views and can see full extent of palace. However price to go inside is alot for what it is, a quick wander with an audio guide, but I am used to the grandeur of British palaces! I was extremely peeved to see you had to pay for toilets, having already spent €16 in the establishment on a ticket another €15 in the cafe I thought it was a bit much to have to pay to use the facilities.
Written January 8, 2020
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FamousFive_5
Singapore, Singapore23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
There is a good audioguide to help me as it helps explain the purpose of different rooms. However, there is not enough sitting areas for visitors who have to wait for the allotted time to enter the museum.

The Christmas Market in the palace ground was beautiful.
Written January 3, 2020
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wbo
Clinton, UT115 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Long lines but other places like children museum no lines. Spending on entry bathrooms pay 1/2 euro to use but not by restaurant and streusel class is free. Grounds by far are wonderful even in winter and free. Over priced and felt buckled and timed to death. Over inflated tourist $$ as a must see but really the grounds are just great. Other palaces nice and not as costly
Written January 2, 2020
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Schönbrunn Palace admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $60.72, while a popular guided tour starts around $17.11 per person.





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